Tikkurila
PRODUCT DATA SHEET
16.02.2017
(Previous date 17.03.2015)
 

Helmi Primer

Description
Acrylate water-borne primer.
Product features

For interior painting of wooden, chipboard, wood fibre board and metal surfaces. Also suitable for repainting surfaces previously coated with an alkyd or acid catalyzed paint.

Not suitable for repainting surfaces previously treated with nitrocellulose varnish.
Recommended uses
Suitable for doors, cabinets, furniture, window frames, skirtings, radiators, sheet metal wood stoves, etc.

TECHNICAL DATA
The paint is matt The paint is water-borne Tool: roller Tool: spray Tool: brush
The coverage of the paint on rough surfaces
6
m2/l
The coverage of the paint on smooth surfaces
8
m2/l
Base paints
A
Colour Range
Light colors tintable according to Tikkurila Symphony 2436 color card.
Gloss grade
Matt
Building material emission class
M1
Coverage
6-8 m2/l per coat.  
The above should be used as a guide, as actual spreading rates will depend upon many factors including texture, porosity and application method.

Can sizes
0.225 l, 0.9 l, 2.7 l, 9 l
Thinner
Water
Application method

Spray, roller or brush.

Airless spray:

-nozzle 0.013"-0.015"

-thinning 0-5 vol-%
Drying time at 23°C and 50% relative air humidity

Touch dry after approx. 1 hour.

Recoatable with Helmi primer approximately after 2 hours.

Recoatable with Helmi Furniture Paint approximately after 5 hours.

 

Solids volume
Approx. 35%
Density
Approx. 1.3 kg/l, ISO 2811
Storage
Protect from frost.
Product code
364-s.

APPLICATION DETAILS
Application conditions
The surface to be painted must be dry, the temperature of the air at least +8 ºC, and the relative humidity of the air below 80%.
Lower temperature (approx. +15 ºC) and higher humidity (50-70 % RH) will make the open-time of the paint longer and the work easier.
Preparation
Remove all dirt and dust carefully to obtain good adhesion.

Wash down previously painted or lacquered surfaces with Maalipesu Cleaning Agent and rinse carefully with water. Let dry. Remove loose, flaking paint or lacquer with a scraper and sand the whole surface. Remove sanding dust. Fill holes and cracks with Presto Rapid Filler and sand the filled parts. Remove sanding dust.
Priming
Stir Helmi Primer well before use and thin with water, if necessary. Apply by brush, roller, paint pad, or spray.
Apply on large surfaces with e.g. a furniture paint roller and then level with a brush.
Multi-branched synthetic brushes are best suited for the work.

Prime absorbent surfaces first with primer thinned with 5-10 % water, and sand. After 2 hours paint the surface with unthinned primer.

Finishing can be done after 5 hours with Helmi Furniture Paint.
Cleaning of tools
Remove excess paint from tools before cleaning with water. Tikkurila Pensselipesu (Tool Cleaner) is recommended for removal of slightly hardened paint.
Maintenance instructions
If needed, at the earliest after approx. 1 month from painting: Clean the surface with a neutral (pH 6-8) diswashing liquid and with soft brush, sponge or cleaning cloth. Clean very dirty surfaces with a lightly alkaline (pH 8-10) diswashing liquid and with cleaning cloth or sponge. Rinse the surface carefully.

The surfaces must be handled with care during few weeks after finishing, because the paint will reach its final hardness in normal circumstances after one month. If the surfaces need to be cleansed soon after finishing they must be cleansed lightly with a soft brush or slightly moist cleaning cloth.
EU VOC 2004/42/EC-limit value
(cat A/g) 30g/l(2010) Helmi Primer contains VOC max. 30g/l.

HEALTH AND SAFETY LABELLING
according to Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008
The product is not classified as dangerous. A Safety Data Sheet is available on request.
Safety data sheet

ENVIRONMENTAL and WASTE DISPOSAL
Empty cans should be recycled or disposed of in accordance with local regulations. Liquid waste should be destroyed according to the local regulations.
TRANSPORT
VAK/ADR: not classified
sr220217 / ssa270208 / ars260308 / tpi250308 / mli091006 / hok111006 / 364-s